Monday, October 11, 2004

Nanjing manga sparks protest: Singapore's Straits Times reports that popular Japanese cartoonist Hiroshi Motomiya has come under fire for his weekly manga that depicts the Imperial Army committing brutal acts during the 1937 Nanjing Massacre.

Japan Today notes the publisher of Weekly Young Jump, which serializes the Kuni Ga Moeru manga, received a protest letter from a group of assembly members charging that the comic presents the Nanjing Massacre "as if it was the truth." The letter claims there is strong evidence the massacre did not happen, and no proof that it did.